I have completed over 40 days of Isha Kriya.
If you’re unaware of what Isha Kriya is, it is a yogic practice, designed by Sadhguru.
It is a tool to release one’s identification with the body and the mind.
Almost all problems at a psychological level are caused due to wrong identification.
Through this practice, one can become untangled, and free from the blockages caused due to identification with the body and mind.
Note: I had attempted Isha Kriya earlier, but had problems sticking with it.
This time, I’ve taken a more disciplined approach.
Here’s What I Experienced
It is based on a practice period of 50 days and counting.
I started the practice, by first doing the Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya chant. This was recommended by Sadhguru to boost immunity.
I then followed it by Isha Kriya, a 12 minute practice.
The first day itself I noticed a shift in my energy, and mental clarity. I noticed I wasn’t much clogged up in my thoughts, and even felt more stable with my emotions.
There were occasions though where my mind felt unsettled, even overwhelmed.
I did not let that keep me from doing the practice. Even when it got difficult.
When you do Isha Kriya, the mind may throw some tantrums, to keep you from further doing it, to which the best response is to ignore it.
It took around two weeks for me to feel grounded, and more established with the practice.
I noticed that my meditations were more deep, hardly any thoughts or images would crop up, and all that was left was a tranquil dark blank space.
In terms of emotions, I was able to rise above them quickly, for I was no longer strongly identified with them. It’s a huge step, because a lot of energy gets wasted in trying to fix things, that need to be left alone.
In a way, you become a master of your senses, and not their slave.
I will continue doing this kriya at least once every day.
As you can see by now, there are several benefits of doing this kriya, and I would highly recommend you try it.
Just don’t do it with much expectations, and certainly, do not expect your experience to be similar to mine.
Each person is at a different stage in their life, and will respond differently to yogic practices.
This is a basic practice, suitable from beginner to expert yoga practitioners.
Feel free to try it, and get in touch with me should you need any inputs.